Ting Ye, a Chinese national, fled to China after crashing into a Porsche traveling 100 mph (100 mph) in Seattle, Washington, killing someone.
The car hit a concrete barrier and flipped over
You refused to talk to investigators about what happened and spent the next week in hospital.
Chinese national Ting Ye made headlines after fleeing to China following a high-speed crash in Seattle, Washington that killed her passenger.
Who is Ting Ye?
The incident occurred on September 30 when Ye got behind the wheel of a 2020 Porsche 911 with his passenger, Yabao Liu, also a Chinese national, and was traveling at approximately 160 miles per hour.
The white Porsche sped through several intersections before hitting a concrete barricade and flying into the air. Tragically, the vehicle overturned, resulting in Yabao Liu’s death, according to charging documents.
What makes this case even more disturbing is that first responders were not notified of the scene until approximately 45 minutes later when a bystander noticed the wreckage and called 911. When authorities arrived and removed both passengers, they found Liu succumbed to his injuries. and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Ye.
The severity of the crash initially made it difficult for law enforcement to identify the driver. Additionally, Ye exercised his right to remain silent and refused to cooperate with investigators.
A week later, an investigator finally interviewed medical personnel who responded to the scene. During this time, Ye was discharged from the hospital on October 6 and within three days, with the help of an acquaintance, he crossed the border into Vancouver, Canada. He then flew to China, effectively evading the authorities.
Coinciding with his departure, the King County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant charging Ye with vehicular manslaughter and also requested $2 million bail. However, due to the lack of an extradition treaty between the US and China, Ye is unlikely to face consequences for his actions in the US legal system. This case highlights the complexities and difficulties in cross-border legal matters, particularly where extradition is not an option.